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Proceedings of the John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 29–June 1, 2018

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The harmonic map energy of a map from a closed, constant-curvature surface to a closed target manifold can be seen as a functional on the space of maps and domain metrics. We consider the gradient flow for this energy. In the absence of singularities, previous theory established that the flow converges to a branched minimal immersion, but only at a sequence of times converging to infinity, and only after pulling back by a sequence of diffeomorphisms. In this paper, we investigate whether it is necessary to pull back by these diffeomorphisms, and whether the convergence is uniform as t.

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In recent years, many papers have been devoted to the regularity of doubly nonlinear singular evolution equations. Many of the proofs are unnecessarily complicated, rely on superfluous assumptions or follow an inappropriate approximation procedure. This makes the theory unclear and quite chaotic to a nonspecialist. The aim of this paper is to fix all the misprints, to follow correct procedures, to exhibit, possibly, the shortest and most elegant proofs and to give a complete and self-contained overview of the theory.

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We introduce and study certain variants of Gamow’s liquid drop model in which an anisotropic surface energy replaces the perimeter. After existence and nonexistence results are established, the shape of minimizers is analyzed. Under suitable regularity and ellipticity assumptions on the surface tension, Wulff shapes are minimizers in this problem if and only if the surface energy is isotropic. In sharp contrast, Wulff shapes are the unique minimizers for certain crystalline surface tensions. We also introduce and study several related liquid drop models with anisotropic repulsion for which the Wulff shape is the minimizer in the small mass regime.

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We provide a unified strategy to show that solutions of dynamic programming principles associated to the p-Laplacian converge to the solution of the corresponding Dirichlet problem. Our approach includes all previously known cases for continuous and discrete dynamic programming principles, provides new results, and gives a convergence proof free of probability arguments.

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We consider functionals of the form

(v,Ω)=Ωf(x,Dv(x))𝑑x,

with convex integrand with respect to the gradient variable, assuming that the function that measures the oscillation of the integrand with respect to the x variable belongs to a suitable Sobolev space W1,q. We prove a higher differentiability result for the minimizers. We also infer a Lipschitz regularity result of minimizers if q>n, and a result of higher integrability for the gradient if q=n. The novelty here is that we deal with integrands satisfying subquadratic growth conditions with respect to gradient variable.

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A pebbling move on a graph G consists of taking two pebbles off one vertex and placing one pebble on an adjacent vertex. The pebbling number of a connected graph G, denoted by f(G), is the least n such that any distribution of n pebbles on G allows one pebble to be moved to any specified vertex by a sequence of pebbling moves. In this paper, we determine the 2-pebbling property of squares of paths and Graham’s conjecture on P2n2.

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In this paper, we describe a method to solve the problem of finding periodic solutions for second-order neutral delay-differential equations with piecewise constant arguments of the form x″(t) + px″(t − 1) = qx([t]) + f(t), where [⋅] denotes the greatest integer function, p and q are nonzero real or complex constants, and f(t) is complex valued periodic function. The method reduces the problem to a system of algebraic equations. We give explicit formula for the solutions of the equation. We also give counter examples to some previous findings concerning uniqueness of solution.

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We obtain some estimates for the operator norms of the dilation operators on Herz-Morrey spaces. These results give us the Hardy’s inequalities and the mapping properties of the integral operators on Herz-Morrey spaces. As applications of this general result, we have the boundedness of the Hadamard fractional integrals on Herz-Morrey spaces. We also obtain the Hilbert inequality on Herz-Morrey spaces.